Finland

Exploring the Kotka-Hamina region – 11 Weekend trip tips

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The Southern part of Finland is not just a beautifully rugged coastline, but it offers so many things to do and see, that really surprised me. The Kotka-Hamina region is only about 1,5 hours from Helsinki: certainly one of the destination for a day or weekend trip, that I really wholeheartedly want to recommend to everyone!

How to plan your perfect Finnish summer cabin holiday

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The Finnish summer cabin dream of nightless nights, BBQs with friends, berry picking, sauna and swimming at any time of day finally came true for me this year! And it was everything I wanted for it. I planned this meticulously with love and care (and many lists), so I’m happy to share my tips with you today! It’s not too late to book a Finnish summer cabin holiday yet!

A Guide to Tampere – for Food & Design lovers

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Tampere is a city that completely surprised me. Despite being the second largest city in Finland, I hadn’t really been here except for a transfer to the nearby airport, but other than that, I had no idea of what to expect of this little weekend trip. The city welcomed us with a quirky vibe of the local art and design scene, and a fantastic selection of restaurants and food options. Since we weather wasn’t really on our side, that is exactly what we resorted out to. Part One of this little city guide – where to stay, what to eat, what to expect.

10 Reasons for Happiness in Finland

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Finland is the Happiest country, again! For the fourth year in a row, the country scored the highest and ranks top of the list. Here are some thoughts on the report, putting things in to perspective, but also my personal top 10 things for being happy in Finland